The May release of his second album, Good Thing, saw Leon Bridges pop-lockin' and slide-steppin' his way out of the corner that many thought he had painted himself into with his superb, vintage-soul debut, Coming Home. Not only did he avoid the dreaded sophomore slump that many artists experience, he also surprised and delighted listeners with an infectiously groovy collection of songs and creative visuals. One thing that has become very clear is the fact that the singer-songwriter loves to cut a rug. He puts those dancing skills on display once more with his latest video, "If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)."
Filmed in Paris and conceptualized by acclaimed French production company La Blogothèque, the upbeat clip directed by Hugo Jouxtel could very well be subtitled "Dancin' in the Streets." Equal parts rehearsed choreography and free-spirited movement, it's fun to watch Mr. Bridges and his nimble crew shimmy their way through the boulevards of the renowned capital. Be warned, while watching the video, you might wanna close your office door, clear some space in the living room or stop right where you are and get your groove on. Like the song says, "if it feels good...".
You've probably already purchased a copy of Good Thing by now, so why not experience it in person? After spending the better part of the summer igniting concert stages across North America, Mr. Bridges is set to wrap this leg of the tour next weekend at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. After a short break, Leon will take his Good Thing Tour overseas beginning October 23rd in Munich. Whether or not you're able to see him perform live, you can catch him on the big screen when the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man (starring Ryan Gosling) premieres on October 12th.